Rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died at age 52, and suicide is suspected.
“The cause of death has been determined as hanging by suicide. A full autopsy report has not yet been completed,” the Medical Examiner’s Office said in a statement after conducting an initial autopsy.
After his show in Detroit on Wednesday, the singer was found dead in his bathroom— just an hour after finishing his final song, which happened to be the 1991 classic Slaves And Bulldozers, with a refrain from the ‘death-fixated’ gospel song ‘In My Time Of Dying.’
“In my time of dying, I want nobody to mourn. All I want for you to do is take my body home. Well, well, well, so I can die easy.”
(Phrase from the song)
He also updated his Facebook page just a few hours earlier, with the Soundgarden (his band prior to Audioslave) song ‘Crooked Steps.’
From twitter to TV, everyone around the world has been mourning the death of this rock legend.
Wherever you are, Chris, we wish that you have become ‘the highway’ and that you are at peace.